Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 17, 2017

Community pharmacy places a huge emphasis on pharmacist accessibility but this translates to constant interruptions, lack of breaks for food or attending to needs like going to the washroom (!). The impact of course depends on pharmacist shifts but ours are twelve hours. Twelve hours potentially without food, drink, or washroom breaks is dangerous when it takes mental and physical capacity to function optimally and remain vigilant about the health of patients who have entrusted dispensing their medications to us. Mandatory closure of the pharmacy for a half hour break within a twelve hour period i don't believe would be an extravagant request and would help ensure we are able to function better in our capacity as health care professionals.

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